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Civil Protection Cooperation in the European Union

How Trust and Administrative Culture Matter for Crisis Management

  • Sten Widmalm
  • Charles F. Parker
  • Thomas Persson

Part of the European Administrative Governance book series (EAGOV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sten Widmalm, Charles F. Parker, Thomas Persson
    Pages 37-54
  3. Sten Widmalm, Charles F. Parker, Thomas Persson
    Pages 55-101
  4. Sten Widmalm, Charles F. Parker, Thomas Persson
    Pages 103-132
  5. Sten Widmalm, Charles F. Parker, Thomas Persson
    Pages 133-158
  6. Sten Widmalm, Charles F. Parker, Thomas Persson
    Pages 159-184
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 185-200

About this book

Introduction

Based on unique survey data and interviews in nineteen EU member states, this book explores the challenges the EU and its member states face in order to achieve more effective cooperation in the quest to better protect its citizens, namely in the critical field of civil protection. It provides insights to what kind of cooperative structures exist in Europe in this issue area—in single countries, between countries, and at the EU level. It shows how trust, shared norms, cooperative networks, and administrative culture determines how well the system functions, and determines the capacity to cooperate. It also analyses which divides in the EU that are the most challenging for future policy reforms.

Sten Widmalm is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Government, Uppsala University in Sweden. 

Charles F. Parker is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Department of Government and Center for Natural Disaster Science, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Thomas Persson is Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Government, Uppsala University, Sweden. 

Keywords

European Union civil protection crisis management cooperation social capital software factors EU countries DG ECHO methodological issues administrative culture Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) effectiveness performance professionalism hierarchy civil-protection agencies social trust institutional trust professional judgement autonomy

Authors and affiliations

  • Sten Widmalm
    • 1
  • Charles F. Parker
    • 2
  • Thomas Persson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GovernmentUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Government Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS)Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Department of GovernmentUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02858-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-02857-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-02858-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-7263
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-7271
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